Caught up with the most recent Freakonomics podcast episode yesterday and found the whole thing fascinating. The episode starts out with a pretty basic question that many of us who have a deep interest in internet technology and culture have … Read More
Another reminder from the New York Times that organizations will get more of what they measure with their employees, so be careful what you measure. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/upshot/how-some-men-fake-an-80-hour-workweek-and-why-it-matters.html Some people fully embraced this culture and put in the long hours, and they … Read More
According to the emails I’ve received just in the past couple of weeks:
I’m actively seeking employment in Pennsylvania
I own rental property in Las Vegas
I have wives and children enrolled in schools in NC, VA and Canada.
I travel back and forth between San Francisco and New Zealand frequently
I frequent some “interesting” dating sites, including at least one that caters to cheating spouses. (Great, thanks to whoever used my email address to sign up for that at the same time my wife is across the country, that doesn’t look odd!!!!)
I am paying for cable internet/TV service for a young lady in Michigan. (Student using their stepfather’s payment info maybe?)
I shop at some online retailers in England.
Now, none of that is true… Read More
So yeah, we need to talk about this. Not just in IT, in every industry and workplace. 1 in 10 Americans reports suffering from depression. If you have more than 10 people working in your company, there is a very, very good chance that someone there is dealing with depression, and is at risk. They, like me, need help. … Read More
Before I start, let me just say that I am a big advocate of the outlook presented at the beginning of the recent Business Insider article, 6 Questions to Ask During Your Interview That Will Make an Employer Want to … Read More
I was reading this article the other day, Turnover is Turnover: What Churning Employees Says About Your Culture, when this passage struck me: Even now, with a new title and lots more money, she said that she will eventually leave. … Read More
Thursdays notes. Note that the late night on Weds led to me missing a good chunk of the keynote on Thursday, but I will say that the idea of using humor in your business communication is an excellent on. It … Read More